ISOREACTOR™ – water-based nuclear fusion
Isoreactor™ – water-based nuclear fusion
The isoreactor is a nuclear fusion reactor principle where the fusion is naturally confined by the speed limit of shockwaves situated in incompressible medium (water). An optical confinement provides direct heating access to the centre of cavitation implosions in order to convert the magnitude of available laser energy to fusion temperature, thereby enabling direct fusion in water with no requirement for magnetic or electrostatic confinements.
What is fusion?
Fusion is a nuclear reaction which typically releases a million times more energy than chemical reactions, and 3-4 times more than fission. In contrast to fission, it leaves no nuclear waste or durable radioactivity. This makes it to a scalable zero-carbon energy source with near “infinite” fuel available on the planet and in the solar system.
Nuclear fusion has been researched since the 1930s with many different reactor principles. The most common reactors use magnetic confinements. Due to the high energy consumption for generating the fusion, the energy it releases is not enough to provide net energy output, and the reactors require heavy and complex systems.
The isoreactor bases on a combination of inertial confinement and sonofusion-approach, but with a different mode of operation. This makes it simpler and can in principle convert the magnitude of laser energy to fusion temperature.